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11/26/2015
Indoor carpeting is a great when considering different flooring options. One of its many benefits is that it retains heat better, making your home warm and cozy. It can also add beauty and style to your indoor spaces, especially when it's taken care of properly. For this reason, Cleanpro in Tacoma has 10 tips to help you keep your carpets at their absolute best!

10 Tips to Keep Your Carpet Clean in Lakewood

Vacuum Your Carpet Regularly

One of the most important things you can do to keep your carpets clean is also one of the easiest. Regularly vacuum your carpets in order to get rid of dirt and other debris that can makes its way into your carpet fibers. Ideally, you should vacuum at least a couple times a week, but if you have small children or pets in your home it is recommended that you vacuum more often.

Use Preventative Measures

If you have pets in your home, bathe them regularly to prevent bad odors from sticking to your carpets. Keep their claws clipped and filed in order to prevent snags on your carpet fibers. Another good idea is to create a barrier between doors that lead outside and your carpet. These spaces make it easier to prevent carrying mud and dirt into your home. A mud room or a tile entry create the perfect space for cleaning off your pets and changing into indoor shoes.

Rearrange Your Furniture

If you notice your carpet is starting to look worn in areas with high foot traffic in your home, consider rearranging your furniture. Move furniture over spots that receive lots of traffic and expose areas that were previously covered. Rearranging your furniture every few months will help reduce wear in the same areas and keep your carpet looking newer for longer.

Treat Carpet Stains Right Away

Even if you're extra careful, spills are bound to happen. The most important thing you can do when your notice a stain is treat it right away. Don't let liquid stains dry because they will most likely set. Instead, use a clean washcloth to remove as much of the liquid stain as possible. You can add a little water to the stain to help your washcloth absorb more moisture. Don't rub a stain since this will only help spread it. If you need professional help getting rid of carpet stains, contact Cleanpro in Tacoma at (253) 229- 7499. Our team of experts is here to help!

Test Your Carpet Cleaning Solution

Once you start treating a stain, be sure your cleaning solution is safe for your carpet. If a stain is in an obvious spot on your carpet, avoid using the cleaning solution there first. Start by testing your cleaning solution on an inconspicuous part of your carpet. Doing this will help prevent potential damage to your carpet in a ver visible area.

Dry Your Carpet

After treating a stain, letting the area dry is just as important as all the elbow grease you put into getting rid of the stain. Use a clean washcloth to remove any excess moisture from the spot. Once you've removed as much liquid as possible, let the area completely air dry. Don't allow foot traffic over the area until it's completely dry. If a wet spot gets stepped on, it can cause another stain.

Carpet Stains Require Different Strategies

Remember that not all stains can be treated the same. Gooey stains the harden when they dry, such as chocolate, should be scraped up with a butter knife before treating. Candle wax should be allowed to dry before using an iron and a clean washcloth to absorb the stain. It is also important that you get to know your specific type of carpet and the types of cleaning solutions safe to use on it.

Get Rid of Carpet Odors

If you notice your carpet isn't smelling very nice or you just want to freshen it up a bit, baking soda has you covered. Simply sprinkle some baking soda over your carpet and use a broom to help it penetrate deeper. Sprinkle some more over the surface and let it sit over night. Once you're ready to remove the baking soda, use a broom and dustpan to remove the excess on the surface. Next use a vacuum to remove any left over baking soda.

DIY Steam Cleaning

If you're looking to give your carpet a deeper cleaning, try renting a steam cleaning machine. DIY steam cleaning is a cheaper alternative to a professional carpet cleaning. Read the instructions for the machine carefully before getting started. Your carpet will most likely have left over moisture that needs to dry. Pick a time of day when the drying process will be quicker. Avoid walking over your carpet when it's still wet in order to prevent soiling it.

Professional Carpet Cleaning in Lakewood

Regular professional carpet cleanings are essential in keeping your carpets at their best. A professional will know how to take care of your carpet and leave it looking and smelling like new. Remember to point out any trouble areas once the professionals are in your home. Working together with the professionals will help ensure you get the most out of your carpet cleaning. If your carpet is ready for a professional cleaning, contact Cleanpro in Lakewood. Our experienced team is sure to leave your carpet looking its best. Give us a call at (253) 229- 7499 and ask about all of our services.

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